Buster Posey

#28 C / San Francisco Giants / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 215 lb Age: 30 College: Florida State Bats/Throws R/R

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    Own
    97%
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    93%
    C Rank
    2

    Player Outlook

    Buster Posey remains the best pure-hitting catcher in the major leagues, but his fantasy appeal has been dinged in recent seasons by steadily declining power and a depletion of talent around him in San Francisco. In a season that saw record home-run totals, Posey managed 12 long balls 568 plate appearances, marking his third consecutive season of decline in that department. He hit just three homers at home and now has a total of 16 homers at AT&T Park over the past three seasons. His strikeout and walk rates were nearly identical from 2016, with Posey posting stellar marks of 11.6 percent and 10.7 percent, respectively, but the counting totals suffered as the Giants posted the second-lowest run total in the National League. He's still worthy of a lofty investment, but Posey is now clearly behind Gary Sanchez at the catcher position, and the likes of Willson Contreras and J.T. Realmuto are closing the gap behind Posey.

    Player News
    • Giants' Buster Posey: Smacks three doubles Friday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Posey went 3-for-4 with a trio of doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 8-0 victory over the Padres. Posey put his gap power on display, tallying three extra-base hits in the same game for just the second time this season. The cold San Francisco night ate up his second double, which likely would have resulted in a home run in almost any other combination of climate and venue. The All-Star backstop hasn't hit a homer in 36 games, but he has offset the power drought with a .303 batting average and 16 RBI over that span.

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    • Giants' Buster Posey: Out of lineup Wednesday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Posey is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Posey missed time with a toe injury earlier this month, but there has been nothing to suggest this absence is related. It seems manager Bruce Bochy is just affording Posey an extended breather -- the team is off Thursday -- so he's well rested for the final series in front of the home crowd this weekend. Posey hasn't homered since Aug. 8 and thus is on pace to see his home-run production decline for a third straight season.

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    • Giants' Buster Posey: Returns to lineup Tuesday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Posey (toe) is starting at catcher and batting fourth Tuesday against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Posey is good to go after missing Sunday's contest with a toe injury. This issue was never thought to be anything overly serious. The All-Star backstop, who is slashing .313/.397/.454 with 12 homers in 130 games this season, with face German Marquez in his return to the lineup.

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    • Posey, who is not in the lineup Sunday, is dealing with a minor toe injury, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Posey was withheld from the starting lineup Sunday after fouling a ball off his left big toe Saturday. Manager Bruce Bochy confirmed that the injury isn't overly serious, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports, so the star backstop will be listed as day-to-day moving forward. The Giants are off Monday, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Posey back in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

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    • Giants' Buster Posey: Out of lineup Sunday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Posey is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Hitless in his last 10 at-bats, Posey will receive the afternoon off as the Giants close out their weekend series against the Diamondbacks. Nick Hundley will take over behind the plate and bat seventh in his stead.

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    Stats

    YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBAVG
    2017 SF 140 494 62 158 12 67 61 66 6 .319
    2016 SF 146 539 82 155 14 80 64 68 6 .287
    TOTAL 1,039 3,772 505 1,163 128 594 405 510 20

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    Last 7 Games

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    9/29
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    9/27
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    9/26
    2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    9/25
    4 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
    9/24
    4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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    4/01
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